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Ken Cuccinelli on Jobs


Government does not create jobs; people do

The government does not create jobs, our people do. With the downturn in the economy and the growth of the federal government and taxes, the hope of entrepreneurship has been diminished. The best way to recover from a recession is to establish pro-growth policies that will provide incentives for the creation of new small businesses, expand midsize businesses, and help corporations create more jobs. The owners of small businesses today are the business leaders of tomorrow. It is time to restore the hope of entrepreneurship and help Virginia's middle class families find jobs and take back their financial freedom.
Source: 2013 Governor campaign website,, "Issues" , Mar 23, 2013

Workers should not be forced to join unions

On the labor front, Virginia worked with a dozen other state attorneys general to take on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) when it tried to sanction a private company for building a manufacturing plant in a state that didn't require workers to join the union to get a job with the company. The NLRB charged the Boeing Company with unfair labor practices for simply setting up a factory in the right-to-work state of South Carolina instead of expanding its unionized plant in Washington.

In right-to-work states, workers can't be forced to join labor unions as a condition of employment--it's the workers' choice to join unions. In non-right-to-work states, the law says join the union or don't get the job.

In reality, the labor board's complaint against Boeing was just blatant favoritism by Obama-appointed board members to Democrat-leaning unions.

Source: Last Line of Defense, by Ken Cuccinelli, p. 13 , Feb 12, 2013

Other governors on Jobs: Ken Cuccinelli on other issues:
VA Gubernatorial:
Bob McDonnell
Robert Sarvis
Terry McAuliffe
VA Senatorial:
Mark Warner
Tim Kaine

Newly seated 2013:
IN: Mike Pence (R)
NC: Pat McCrory (R)
NH: Maggie Hassan (D)
MT: Steve Bullock (D)
WA: Jay Inslee (D)

Re-elected 2012:
DE: Jack Markell (D)
MO: Jay Nixon (D)
ND: Jack Dalrymple (R)
UT: Gary Herbert (R)
VT: Peter Shumlin (D)
WI: Scott Walker (R)
WV: Earl Ray Tomblin (D)

Up for election 2013:
NJ-R: Chris Christie
NJ-D: Barbara Buono
VA: Bob McDonnell(Retiring)
VA-R: Ken Cuccinelli
VA-D: Terry McAuliffe
Up for re-election 2014:
AK: Sean Parnell
AL: Robert Bentley
AR: Mike Beebe
AZ: Jan Brewer
CA: Jerry Brown
CO: John Hickenlooper
CT: Dan Malloy
FL: Rick Scott
GA: Nathan Deal
HI: Neil Abercrombie
IA: Terry Branstad
ID: Butch Otter
IL: Pat Quinn
KS: Sam Brownback
MA: Deval Patrick
MD: Martin O'Malley
ME: Paul LePage
MI: Rick Snyder
MN: Mark Dayton
NH: Maggie Hassan
NM: Susana Martinez
NV: Brian Sandoval
NY: Andrew Cuomo
OH: John Kasich
OK: Mary Fallin
OR: John Kitzhaber
PA: Tom Corbett
RI: Linc Chafee
SC: Nikki Haley
SD: Dennis Daugaard
TN: Bill Haslam
TX: Rick Perry
VT: Peter Shumlin
WI: Scott Walker
WY: Matt Mead
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Page last updated: Oct 31, 2013